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Jun 13, 2019 8:20:29 AM


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      Sales Up 31% Through April While Competitors Slow

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Harcourts The Garner Group in Bend, Oregon, one of Harcourts USA’s top-performing locations, logged impressive gains in the first quarter of 2019 despite slowing trends among their top competitors. From January to March, The Garner Group accomplished over $27 million in home sales, which represents more than a 20% increase over the same period in 2018 and surpasses their 2019 competition thus far by $3 million.

Per dollar, Harcourts The Garner Group leads the pack.  During the first quarter, they have enjoyed a total sales dollar volume increase of 23%, while the entire market covered in MLS Central Oregon was down 9% by dollar volume.  At the end of April, The Garner Group was up almost 31%, while the entire market covered in MLS Central Oregon was down 5%.

Co-owners Erica Davis, Sara LaFaver, and Shelley Griffin credit this impressive success to their ongoing commitment to expanding their sales team, to their valued curriculum of the Harcourts Academy, and to their biggest differentiator in the real estate marketplace, the Harcourts Auctions Platform.

“Last year at this time, we had 37 licensees, this year we have 44,” shares LaFaver.

Harcourts Northwest Regional Director, Rick DeLuca comments,

“While the overall market has slowed compared to the first quarter of 2018, and the primary competitors in Central Oregon showed significant decreases in new business generated.  It’s exciting to see the hard work of The Garner Group yielding a 26% increase in business.”

When brokers Davis, LaFaver, and Griffin assumed ownership of Harcourts The Garner Group in 2017, they became part of a dedicated family of more than 35 Harcourts offices across the country.

Harcourts has enjoyed more than a century of success in the real estate industry and boasts more than 900 offices in ten countries, including its Harcourts USA division established in 2011. Harcourts USA offers comprehensive residential real estate services, including their offering of the Harcourts Auction platform, which now includes an online bidding application, available for download on iOS, desktop, and iPad.



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About Harcourts USA:

With over 900 offices in 10 countries, Harcourts International is one of the fastest growing real estate groups in the world.

Harcourts offers a full range of real estate services, specializing in residential, commercial and rural property sales as well as property management services. Harcourts works closely with affiliate, Luxury Property Selection to offer clients a comprehensive real estate solution.

In 2008, Harcourts launched its charitable arm, the Harcourts Foundation to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities. This year, Harcourts celebrated its 135th year anniversary.

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